Charles Bukowski poem and story database

A Touch Of Steel

Poem written in 1976

we had the nicest old guy
living in the back —
tall, thin, stately
with an open direct stare...


What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire - pg. 261 - 1999
Back to the Machinegun, Manuscripts Volume 2, 1975-1977 - pg. 142 - 2014

Magazines and periodicals

Los Angeles Free Press - No. 631 - Aug 20-26 - 1976


- 1976 - carbon  [Manuscript differs from collected version]

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